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Kansas Farmers Union will meet Nov. 29 to Dec. 1

“Creating Community” is the focus of the 115th anniversary state convention in Salina.

November 17, 2022

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FARMERS MEETING: The Kansas Farmers Union will hold its 115th anniversary state convention in Salina, Kan., Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.StockSeller_ukr /Getty images

“Creating Community” is the focus of the 2022 Kansas Farmers Union’s 115th anniversary state convention at the Hilton Garden Inn in Salina, Kan., Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

Convention sessions will focus on the challenges of the dwindling High Plains Aquifer, the importance of addressing rural mental health and the growing membership in Kansas Farmers Union. Attendees will also hear USDA Rural Development and Farm Service Agency updates, learn about issues for the upcoming state legislative session and the new Congress, and addressing food insecurity in urban and rural Kansas, among other topics.

The 115th anniversary convention kicks off the afternoon of Nov. 29 with tours of Great Plains Manufacturing and The Land Institute in Salina. Contact Mary Howell at [email protected] or 785-562-8726 to reserve a spot on one or both tours.

Session topics will include:

  • The High Plains Aquifer’s decline and its impact on western Kansas farms and communities, with Jim Butler, a senior scientist and chief of the geohydrology section of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas; and Burke Griggs, a Washburn University School of Law professor who specializes in natural resources and water law.

  • Understanding causes of farm stress and its effects on mental and physical health. Attendees will get helpful tips they can apply in their own lives from a panel of mental health experts.

  • Christy Cauble Davis, state director for Rural Development in Kansas will give an update on the work she is undertaking, and how KFU members can advocate for more investment in rural development across the state.

  • KFU contract lobbyist Sean Gatewood will give an outlook on the upcoming Kansas legislative session, which begins in early January. Members will learn about policy updates and development.

For a complete agenda and registration, visit kansasfarmersunion.com/event/kfu-state-convention. For registration or sponsorship inquiries, call Kami at 620-241-6630 or Mary at 785-562-8726.

Source: Kansas Farmers Union


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